500BestSquareStuffed Mushrooms @ Fausto’s

Fausto’s stuffed mushrooms are not only the most delicious I’ve ever encountered, but they come close to winning the size contest, too. An appetizer is enough for two. Despite that, they are entirely elegant, both in the lightness of the crab-lump-riddled stuffing and the lemon butter sauce. The only way they could possibly be better is by being draped over by hollandaise–but I am gilding the lily by saying this.

Stuffed mushrooms at Fausto's

Stuffed mushrooms at Fausto’s

Fausto’s. Metairie: 530 Veterans Blvd. 504-833-7121.

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